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Prime doesnt stress the 12v line.

Where did the first numbers come from? You say it drops to 11.5v in some reading, and HWInfo says 11.926v

GPUz and HWInfo are about the same for me:


Just FYI, multimeter tells me a value ~0.4v higher, wether its idle or load. So, a minimum of just over 11.4v. Originally it wasnt going lower than 11.6v but then I used a 2x molex to 6 pin and tested the molex line now that it was loaded and it dropped another .2v.

Still think I need to RMA it.
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There should be a section in the first table to add max OC for core/mem. this info would be very useful for overclocking.
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Alrighty then. My RMA has gone through now so i need some opinions, Should i use it all on a Ref 290x ($699) 1 x 290 for $519 or just wait till the non-ref cards come in and decide then?
 
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There should be a section in the first table to add max OC for core/mem. this info would be very useful for overclocking.

You can't really specify that though, since each card is unique in its overclocking capacity. What can be done is to maintain a database for each user to input his/her max stable OC values and there is another thread in this subforum where that would suit better.
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Alrighty then. My RMA has gone through now so i need some opinions, Should i use it all on a Ref 290x ($699) 1 x 290 for $519 or just wait till the non-ref cards come in and decide then?
Non-reference is soooo close that may be waiting is the best option.
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Alrighty then. My RMA has gone through now so i need some opinions, Should i use it all on a Ref 290x ($699) 1 x 290 for $519 or just wait till the non-ref cards come in and decide then?

If your like me, you might be hard pressed to wait till sometime in January for non-reference 290X.

Count on them being higher priced than aftermarket reference cooled 290X $699 at roughly $749 or higher depending on how over built non-reference designs are.
     
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I am hoping this mining crap dies down a bit by next year so I can actually afford one at its original price.
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I bought them, they're Bitfenix (Alchemy) white sleeved extensions. They've always worked fine for me, maybe I broke one while messing around with cables when installing my first 290X. biggrin.gif

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I have the same extensions for my PSU and had similar issue with 690 when I benched. Turned out one of them was barley making contact and some how pulled from one of the connectors a tad. I only noticed because the white part of the sleeving was torn and could see the black wire underneath.
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On a side note - hoping the MSI 290X Lightning or Galaxy 290X HOF turn out to be power houses and my AX850 can handle it. Guessing mid-January.

Any word on Matle release with BF4 yet? We're on the end of Dec now and thought it would have provided at least some reviews.
@kcuestag ^^This could explain your problem. Check your sleeved extensions, especially the PCIe power connector for bad contact.

Thankfully nothing melted or burn. I've seen a lot of things melted in my life. In all occasions, my computers survived. One time my computer got power surge because of lightning that day. That scary one. I can see sparks in the casing. Only PSU burn though.
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Is the reference design limiting overclocks? MY 290x is undergoing and RMA and I have a reference wc block ordered. I heard that EK is making a Asus direct cu block and wondered if I should ask for a refund, cancel the block order and get a direct cu card?
Depends on the quality of the component they use in non-reference design, especially VRM. So far I see the only limit on reference design is temp. Also, it seems water cooling doesn't increase overclock capability. What max clocks you get on air, it will be the max overclock on water. Maybe a little bit stable than on air. I don't see non-reference design can change all these though except running much cooler.

With reference design, water cooling them are good idea. Fan at 50% with two cards still running silently than my reference 5870 card at the same speed. However, I need to run the fan at least 70% - 80% speed since ambient here pretty high, 32 - 34C (indoor), to keep temp below 90C. 70 - 80% with two cards, really, really loud. Running fan at default speeds not bad though. Temp max out at 94C & the games still running smooth though.

BTW, based on track record, for example ASUS, does direct cu cards overall better than reference cards?
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BTW, based on track record, for example ASUS, does direct cu cards overall better than reference cards?

Most of the times yes, but this time reference cards have superior mosfets. Asus have superior inductors, so it is a mixed result. If you use custom fan like ~ 60% and don't push more then + 100mV you won't be limited by refernce card.

You will be limited by core 99 of 100 times - not the card vrm's...which are more then decent for ~ 1200/1600, but not higher generally on air.
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Hello OCN. Does anyone know if Asus have "Warranty Void" stickers on their R9 290X cards
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